Some Important Links:
Cosmic Journeys is the main site for the NASA Structure and Evolution
of the Universe theme. It has an overview of the SEU theme which includes
descriptions of the missions, goals, and future plans as well as resources
available for use. This should be your first stop for information about
the SEU missions.
The Structure and Evolution of the Universe Education Forum-
This site is the educational arm of NASA's Structure and Evolution of
the Universe theme. The mission of the SEU Education Forum is to enhance
public understanding of science and technology and to contribute to
science education efforts nationally. It has resources and news for
both educators and scientists, and links to many other NASA education
Universe at Sonoma State University-
This is a sister-site for the NASA SEU Forum website. It includes lesson
plans for teachers, information from this kit, and downloadable informational
fliers for many of the SEU missions. These fliers are full color, give
background information on the mission, and also have a short activity
based on the mission science that can be done in a classroom.
Imagine The Universe!-
This site is intended for students age 14 and up, but can be used by
anyone interested in learning about our Universe. Covering topics from
the electromagnetic spectrum to black holes, this site features multimedia
exhibits, a satellite showcase, "You Be the Astrophysicist"
(an online series of pages where you solve an astrophysical problem),
the latest space news, and much more.
StarChild is an award-winning website for young astronomers, ages
4-14. The site offers information about the solar system, space travel,
and the Universe, and includes interactive activities, puzzles and movies.
The Space Place-
At the SpacePlace, students can learn about a variety of astronomical
objects by doing hands-on activities which include crossword puzzles,
cookie-baking, building a rocket and even making a balloon-powered asteroid
NASA Space Science Education-
The Space Science Education website contains a wealth of information
about NASA's space missions, including education resources, conference
lists, newsletters and even a Frequently Asked Questions list.
Cosmic and Heliospheric Learning Center-
This site provides information about the study of the Sun's heliosphere,
the huge region of space affected by the Sun's magnetic field. It has
basic guides and current news about the tools and methods scientists
use to analyze the Sun, space weather and cosmic rays.
RXTE Learning Center-
The RXTE Learning Center web site provides a wealth of information about
the mission, X-ray astronomy, and discoveries made by RXTE. In addition,
the web site includes lesson plans, a model of the satellite, a tour
of the X-ray sky, and current RXTE data from over 100 X-ray sources.
Our on-line booklet, "Shedding a New Light on the Universe,^Ô explores
the electromagnetic spectrum and multiwave-length astronomy, focusing
on X-ray astronomy.